Vladimir "Vlad" Devens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Devens Law Firm
 | 707 RIchards Street, Suite PH-1
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-528-5003
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Vladimir Devens is a prominent personal injury attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his more than 25 years of practice, he has handled cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, wrongful death and many other issues. In some of these cases, he has helped clients to recover multimillion-dollar verdicts or settlements. His Devens Law Firm serves the Honolulu area.

After graduating with an economics degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Devens earned a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He is licensed to practice in all Hawaii state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also certified as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

Active in a number of professional organizations, Mr. Devens serves on the board of directors for the Hawaii State Bar Association and is a member of the Hawaii Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Judicature Society. Active in his local community, he serves on the board of directors for Honolulu Crime Stoppers.

Mr. Devens has served as a presenter at various seminars and conferences in Hawaii and throughout the country at places such as Harvard Law School. He has also co-authored articles for publications including the Hawaii Bar Journal and for organizations such as the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Mr. Devens has received a number of honors over the course of his career. He was named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and was selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America."

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation: Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2016

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About Vladimir Devens

Admitted 1987, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://pacificlaw.com/vladimir-p-devens

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers by Key Professional Media, Inc.
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Finance Committee
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Judicial Administration Committee
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program
  • Hawaii Association for Justice
  • American Judicature Society
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Hawaii
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • AYSO/HYSA Soccer
  • ASA Softball
  • Board of Directors, Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, CrimeStoppers Honolulu, Inc.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker for SHOPO Contract Negotiation Workshop (September 29, 2015)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 20, 2014)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Claim Association, Inc. (September 19, 2014)  
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 13, 2013)
  • Speaker at Kapiolani Community College, paralegal class (1998)
  • Speaker before SHOPO regarding the Fair Labor and Standards Act and collective bargaining (April 12, 2002)
  • Speaker before SHOPO regarding the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act and its impact on collective bargaining agreements (January 16, 2003)
  • Speaker at Lorman’s Seminar on Automobile Accident Law (May 21, 2003)
  • Speaker before SHOPO regarding the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act and its impact on collective bargaining agreements (February 6, 2004)
  • Contributing Author to the Hawaii State Bar Association’s annual seminar litigation manual (2006)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (2007)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Hotel Association of Security Directors (October 18, 2007)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Hotel Engineers Association (February 14, 2008)
  • Speaker for SHOPO Union Officials Training Workshop (June 16, 2008)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Hotel Association of Security Directors (October 3, 2008)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 13, 2008)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 12, 2009)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Hotel Engineers Association (November 18, 2009)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 11, 2010)
  • Hawaii Bar Journal (publication), “Joint and Several Liability,” Co-Author (May, 2011)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 10, 2011)
  • Harvard Law School: Lecturer at the Labor and Worklife Program, 13th Annual Police Union Leadership Seminar (4/27/12)
  • Speaker for SHOPO Business Agents Training Workshop (12/13/12)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $30 million settlement in FLSA case, $1.1 million verdict in child abuse case

Representative Clients:

  • Chief Counsel-State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Economics, Magna cum laude, High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, UC Berkeley Economics Honor Society  

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association; American Association For Justice
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    Office Location for Vladimir "Vlad" Devens

    707 RIchards Street
    Suite PH-1
    Honolulu, HI 96813

    Phone: 808-528-5003

     

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